Stories about "Commencement"
Bates to honor Patagonia founder Yvon Chouinard, artist Vanessa German, musician Rhiannon Giddens, and activist and lawyer Chase Strangio at Commencement
Wednesday, April 21, 2021 3:44 pm
Following last year's virtual event, the college's 155th Commencement will feature two complete, in-person ceremonies on May 27, each accommodating half the senior class.
Thursday, June 18, 2020 3:19 pm
Collaborating on the mass mailing of diplomas, a staff team helped write the final chapter of Bates' most unusual Commencement.
Tuesday, June 9, 2020 1:56 pm
In lieu of a traditional recessional, this slideshow served as the finale of the Commencement livestream on May 31.
Sunday, May 31, 2020 11:48 am
From the tumult of their abbreviated senior year to the triumph of a historic graduation, the Bates College Class of 2020 graduated on Sunday in a virtual Commencement livestreamed to more than 10,000 viewers.
Friday, May 29, 2020 12:48 pm
"I want our class to be remembered as the Class of 2020, not as the COVID class," says Hazel Simpson '20, who designed the Hathorn-focused ivy stone.
Q&A: Senior Speaker Alexandria Onuoha ’20 and her hope that ‘Bates has students who love all people’
Tuesday, May 26, 2020 2:27 pm
From Onuoha's first campus visit to her majors in psychology and dance to work around inclusivity, the senior looks back, and forward.
Friday, May 31, 2019 11:49 am
Photographs from Baccalaureate 2019: an afternoon of reflection and celebration, of song and dance — a time to remember, rejoice, and give thanks.
Friday, May 31, 2019 10:56 am
A lesser-known aspect of the myth of Daedalus and Icarus resonated with the senior speaker.
Wednesday, May 29, 2019 10:41 am
From processional to recessional, watch video clips of the entire 153rd Bates Commencement, held May 26, 2019.
Tuesday, May 28, 2019 1:46 pm
Moment by moment, see the Class of 2019 graduate — with the people who got them there by their side.